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US coronavirus deaths top 80,000 and hit 1.3 million as it’s revealed a third of fatalities were in nursing homes

US coronavirus deaths top 80,000 and hit 1.3 million as it’s revealed a third of fatalities were in nursing homes

Coronavirus deaths top 80,000The number of people who have died of the  coronavirus in the US has now topped 80,000, while the number of cases  in the country hits 1.3 million.

On  Sunday, the death toll reached 80,308, and it has been revealed nursing  home residents and workers now account for a third of these  fatalities.

A New York Times database  shows that at least 25,600 residents and workers at US nursing homes or  long-term care facilities for the elderly have died from coronavirus as  of Saturday.

More than 143,000  people were infected with coronavirus at about 7,500 facilities,  according to statistics gathered by the newspaper.

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Source: US coronavirus deaths top 80,000 and hit 1.3 million as it’s revealed a third of fatalities were in nursing homes

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